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I have heard some things recently about "good" cholesterol(LDL?), and also about how it can be detrimental to have too little cholesterol in one's body. As I understand, chooesterol is only produced by animals. So, how do Vegans get enough "ggod" cholesterol? Is it actually bad too have none, or is that the typical BS that one hears from people trying to "debunk" veg*nism?
 

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Your body makes cholesterol from the foods you eat (e.g., vegetable oils). So you don't need to eat cholesterol, which I believe comes solely from animals.
 

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yea most vegan foods really up the amount of good cholestrol in your body. I cant imagine anyone having too little cholsetrol even vegans.
 

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You guys sure about plants not having any cholesterol? According to this list... some have a bit<br><br><a href="http://www.housing.wisc.edu/foodservice/vegetables.htm" target="_blank">http://www.housing.wisc.edu/foodservice/vegetables.htm</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by VeggieMonster</i><br><br><b>You guys sure about plants not having any cholesterol? According to this list... some have a bit<br><br><a href="http://www.housing.wisc.edu/foodservice/vegetables.htm" target="_blank">http://www.housing.wisc.edu/foodservice/vegetables.htm</a></b></div>
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It all depends on what those items are cooked in and how they are prepared, VeggieMonster. Some of those veggies are in a cheese sauce, and I'd wager the others are cooked with butter or even meat broth.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by VeggieMonster</i><br><br><b>You guys sure about plants not having any cholesterol? According to this list... some have a bit<br><br><a href="http://www.housing.wisc.edu/foodservice/vegetables.htm" target="_blank">http://www.housing.wisc.edu/foodservice/vegetables.htm</a></b></div>
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it looks like the foods with cholesterol on that list are ones that have cheese or butter, most likely. and yes, ONLY animal products have cholesterol, it's a tell-tale way of seeing if a product is vegan or not.<br><br><br><br>
FYI: the last line of <a href="http://www.aboutpeanuts.com/nn2.html" target="_blank">this page</a> says, "There is no cholesterol in nuts, since they are a plant product, and cholesterol is found only in animal products." just in case you wanted some proof <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Ahh.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> That's good to know.. I had high cholestrol 4-5 years ago, but never have gotten around to getting it rechecked.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by stonecrest</i><br><br><b>fwiw, i didn't see FD's post when i was typing mine hehe</b></div>
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Great minds think alike (and at the same time). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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